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'Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake Lurking

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Feb 12, 2009 | 4:51am EST

Regardless of how much money Jason’s return scares up this weekend, Freddie Krueger will be making a big-screen comeback of his own.

Wes Craven’s beloved A Nightmare on Elm Street series is set to be “reimagined,” with a director having already been handpicked by the studios involved.

And even if you haven’t heard of Samuel Bayer, chances are you’ve seen -- or heard -- his work.

Bayer is renowned for directing music videos (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Blind Melon’s “No Rain,” et al.) and commercials, but the new Nightmare will mark his feature-film directorial debut, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Now the search is reportedly on for a new dream-haunting Freddie, since Robert Englund, who played the original villain, is out.

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